Headlines for Tuesday, February 19, 2002

  • Fasig-Tipton Texas Catalogues 378 for March Sale

    Fasig-Tipton Texas has catalogued 378 horses for its 2-year-olds in training sale at March 26 Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. The single-session sale will begin at 10 a.m. Central time.

  • Moisture Said to Help Santa Anita Racing Surface

    A little rain and a new approach to help retain moisture in the main track at Santa Anita Park seems to have addressed some gripes aired the week of Feb. 11 by jockeys about conditions at the Arcadia, Calif., facility.

  • Kentucky Officials Put Finishing Touches on VLT Bill

    Racing industry officials in Kentucky met for a few hours the evening of Feb. 18 to wrap up loose ends on legislation that would authorize video lottery terminals at racetracks in the state. Officials are tentatively scheduled to meet with leaders in the House of Representatives Feb. 20.

  • Trainer Bobby Frankel, shown with his Eclipse Award for 2001, has added 3-year-old Medaglia D'Oro to his stable.

    Frankel Buys 3-Year-Old Colt for Gann

    Since the injury to Edmund Gann's Labamta Babe, Bobby Frankel has been searching for another 3-year-old colt to possibly bring him and Gann back on the Kentucky Derby trail. Once again it was former trainer Mark Reid who came through for him with his recommendation he buy Medaglia D'Oro, a 4 1/4-length winner of a six-furlong maiden race at Oaklawn Park on Feb. 9.

  • Eclipse Award-winning trainer Bobby Frankel.

    Graded Stakes Winners Cap Frankel's Banner Year

    Trainer Bopbby Frankel had a year in which his earnings of $14,987,446 took second billing to his remarkable string of graded stakes victories. It was impressive enough that he saddled 13 horses to win 18 grade I stakes, but what was really remarkable was that 16 of those grade I stakes came in the last six months of the year--three each in July, August, September, and October, and two each in November and December.

  • Why Not Take the Jump?

    <i> By Evan I. Hammonds </i>-- The history of legalized gambling in the United States is a study of cyclical boom and bust. Where is America's mood today on the high seas of betting? It's riding the crest of the wave.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Fifteen Minutes of Infamy

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- With racing broadcasts taking a backseat to other sports on ESPN, producers should be prepared for an altered time period.

  • Richard Englander, Eclipse Award owner for 2001.

    Eclipse Award Came Quickly for Owner Englander

    Success in sports sometimes can come quickly or take a long time. Richard A. Englander acquired his first horse by way of a claim in the fall of 1998 and didn't stop there. In 1999, his runners topped the $1.2-million mark in earnings while making 407 starts.

  • Blue Moon (8) catches Queen of Wilshire in the closing strides to win the Buena Vista Handicap.

    Blue Moon Shines in Buena Vista

    Blue Moon finally found racing room in the final yards and ran down Queen of Wilshire for a neck victory Monday in the $150,000 Buena Vista Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Santa Anita Park.

  • Prince Salman, with Point Given&#39;s trophy.

    Eclipse Night: Humble Prince Makes His Point About Tiznow

    Teamwork and dedications were a central theme at the 31st annual Eclipse Awards dinner, a black-tie event held Monday night at the Fontainebleau Hilton Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla., where champion 3-year-old colt Point Given was crowned 2001 Horse of the Year.